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Love As Human Freedom (Paperback) (Paul A. Kottman)

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Rather than see love as a natural form of affection, Love As Human Freedom sees love as a practice that changes over time through which new social realities are brought into being. Love brings about, and helps us to explain, immense social-historical shifts—from the rise of feminism and the emergence of bourgeois family life, to the struggles for abortion rights and birth control and the erosion of a gender-based division of labor. Drawing on Hegel, Paul A. Kottman argues that love generates and explains expanded possibilities for freely lived lives. Through keen interpretations of the best known philosophical and literary depictions of its topic—including Shakespeare, Plato, Nietzsche, Ovid, Flaubert, and Tolstoy—his book treats love as a fundamental way that we humans make sense of temporal change, especially the inevitability of death and the propagation of life.

Number of Pages: 241
Genre: Philosophy, Literary Criticism, Social Science
Series Title: Square One: First Order Questions in the Humanities
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
Author: Paul A. Kottman
Language: English
Street Date: May 30, 2017
TCIN: 52154689
UPC: 9781503602274
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-2879
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